3 Signs You Might Have a Commercial Pest Infestation Problem
A pest infestation isn’t something that threatens just companies within the food industry. Pests like rodents and roaches can cause major issues for every type of business, as they are unsightly, carry diseases, and can seriously damage building materials and business supplies. While some signs of an infestation are easy to spot, such as loose droppings from rodents, other times you may not know you have a problem until it’s too late. The following is a look at three important warning signs that all businesses should be aware of:
3 Warning Signs of an Impending Commercial Pest Infestation
- Damaged plants or outside plants indoors. Have you noticed dead patches or browning on the leaves of your indoor plants or uneven grass length outside? If so, then you likely have some type of bug or rodent issue. Moles and voles will chomp down on the green outside, while rats, mice, flies, and other pests will eagerly chew on what you have indoors. The second thing to keep an eye out for is grass clippings, leaves, and other plant material along walls or stuffed in hidden spaces. Rodents use these types of plants as nesting materials, so if you see them in your building, it can be evidence of a widespread pest infestation that’s nesting within the walls.
- Holes, scratches, and gnaw marks. Mice and rats love to chew. Rodents commonly chew on wiring, furniture, and building materials (such as wall studs) that lie behind or within walls and other places that can be easily seen. But the more rodents you have, the less hidden their activities become. That’s why if you can see physical evidence, like shredded power cables, then it is likely that you have more than just one or two rats. Visible physical damage is almost always a clear sign of a more widespread pest infestation that needs to be addressed.
- Greasy trails. This is one of the most overlooked signs of a pest infestation and one of the many good reasons to schedule routine commercial cleanings. Mice and rats have oily fur and when they walk, that oil gets left behind. When there’s just a couple of rodents, it’s near impossible to notice these greasy trails. But the more rodents you have within a building, the more greasy trails they will leave behind, as rodents tend to follow the same path as others.
Act Fast and Contact Express Facility Management
If you notice any of these signs in your commercial facility, then it’s time to call in for commercial pest removal. If you want to get out ahead of the curve, our team also offers advanced pest prevention services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at your location where our team can get a better idea of your specific pest infestation problem.